Blind man jailed 6 months for molesting 14-year-old boy

A teenager, who offered to help a blind man cross the road, was later molested by the man in the toilet of a nearby coffee shop.

Ramli Salleh, 39, was jailed for six months. He had pleaded guilty today in a district court to touching and rubbing his face on the 14-year-old boy's groin.

Court papers state that the secondary school student, dressed in a T-shirt and shorts, was heading home at 5pm on Sept 17 last year when he saw Ramli standing at a junction at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 and offered to help him cross the road.

Ramli instead asked the boy to take him to a washroom. There, the man grabbed the boy and dragged him into a cubicle.

The boy was able to text a female schoolmate for help and she got a male classmate to call back and pretend to be his father.

Only then did Ramli allow his victim out of the cubicle.

The boy and his mother lodged a police report at 10pm.

Ramli, who the court heard is suffering from a sexually transmitted disease, could have been jailed for up to two years and fined or caned.